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September 05, 2012
WCS Releases List of Asian Species at the Conservation Crossroads
Extinction or Survival? List Released at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea Species Can be Saved if Asian Governments Take Three Rs Approach: Recognition, Responsibility, Recovery JEJU, SOUTH KOREA, September 5, 2012- Will the tiger go the way of the passenger pigeon or be saved from extinction like the American bison? The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today released a list of Asian species that are at ...
September 05, 2012
Navigating a Conservation Crossroads
Attending the World Conservation Congress in Korea, leaders from WCS promote a three-pronged approach to conservation that focuses on recognition, responsibility, and recovery. Comparing tigers and bison, WCS emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for species on the brink.
August 22, 2012
Two Southern White Rhinoceroses on Exhibit at Bronx Zoo
View the video on Youtube Bronx, NY – Aug. 22, 2012 –Two male southern white rhinoceroses are making their debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The two rhinos are three-and-a-half-year-old brothers and weigh about 4000 pounds. They are not fully grown and could weigh over 7,000 pounds as adult bulls. They each consume about 50 pounds of hay and herbivore pellets a day. They were brought to the Bronx Zoo from The Wilds (Cumberland, Ohio) where they were...
August 17, 2012
Mighty Makira: Madagascar’s Wild Haven
The government of Madagascar has officially created Makira Natural Park, the nation’s largest protected area and a haven for lemurs. Having vied for this safeguard for more than a decade, WCS applauds this watershed moment in the country’s history.
July 19, 2012
A Leopard's Tale: Leopard in Dramatic Photo with Gaur Traced to WCS Camera Trap Image
Leopard first photographed by WCS in 2004 Leopard ID-ed through computer software that compares unique spot pattern NEW YORK (July 19, 2012)— A dramatic photo of a male leopard dragging a massive gaur (or Indian bison) calf in Karnataka’s Bandipur Tiger Reserve turned out to be the same animal photographed by a WCS camera trap nearly eight years ago. The photo, taken by Indian photographer Vinay S. Kumar, was initially submitted to Conservation India, a not-for-profit portal to enab...
July 03, 2012
Pakistan’s National Mammal is Making A Comeback
Surveys show endangered markhor are rebounding in northern Pakistan Markhor are majestic wild goats known for their spectacular horns WCS’s community conservation program is helping protect markhor and other wildlife NEW YORK (July 3, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor – a majestic wild goat species – is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts. WCS-led community...
June 25, 2012
Last Bastion for Asia's Vultures
With vulture numbers drastically down across the Asian continent, scientists hone in on protecting Cambodian populations, one of the last hopes for these critically endangered birds.
June 05, 2012
2012 Marks the Start of the International Year of the Rhino
Gland, Switzerland, 5 June, 2012 (IUCN) — Increasing alarm for the fate of the two rarest rhinoceros species, and growing concern over the increased illegal hunting of rhinos and demand for rhino horn affecting all five species, has prompted President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to declare 5 June 2012 as the start of the International Year of the Rhino. President Yudhoyono took this step at the request of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and other conservation orga...
May 25, 2012
Coalition Launches Campaign to Make North American Bison the National Mammal of the United StatesSenator Michael Enzi and Senator Tim Johnson introduce the National Bison Legacy Act Public urged to take action at www.votebison.org BOZEMAN, MT (May 25, 2012)— The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, and National Bison Association today announced the launch of a campaign to make the North American bison the national mammal of the United States. The announcement coincides ...
April 20, 2012
“Pasta for the Planet” Comes to Arthur Avenue in Support of WCS Run for the Wild
Belmont BID to host pasta feast at Mario’s Restaurant to support 4th Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Runners, walkers, and ALL pasta lovers welcomeRunners, walkers, and wildlife supporters can load-up on carbs before the run or just enjoy specialty pastas Presented by Con Edison: WCS Run for the Wild 2012 is dedicated to saving lionsPasta for the Planet: Friday, April 27, 2012, 3:00–9:00 p.m.WCS Run for the Wild: Saturday, April 28, 2012Visit www.WCS.RunfortheWild.org for tickets...
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